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Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

Nasa shares free sounds from space

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.

Concern raised over UK use of drones

The use of drones in the UK will rise over the next 20 years, raising "significant safety, security, and privacy concerns", a report says.

Would you 'beg' to pay for Tinder?

Tinder's founder says people using the app will want new unnamed features so badly that they'll be happy to pay for them.

Audi claims self-drive speed record

Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

Students build Oculus Moon robot

US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.

Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

Staples investigating hack attack

Staples becomes latest US retailer to investigate data thefts, leading the US government to call for a swift move to chip-and-pin.

China denies backing iCloud hack

The Chinese government has denied reports that it was involved in an attempt to steal user data from iCloud accounts.

UK spy drones to fly over Syria

The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.

Google changes 'to fight piracy'

Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.

Anonymising router project shut down

A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.

Apple's iPhone sales boost earnings

Apple reports fourth-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.

Peers back revenge porn 'offence'

The House of Lords agrees unanimously to make "revenge porn" a criminal offence in England and Wales.

Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'

Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.

IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit

IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.

Minecraft city built in two years

A student from Delaware has spent two years constructing Titan City from 4.5 million Minecraft building blocks.

Tractor beam breaks distance record

Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.

VIDEO: Playing music with your brain

Could technology turn you into a musical virtuoso? LJ Rich looks at new ways to make music.

VIDEO: App helps you wake up with a stranger

The app that turns a global network of strangers into your alarm clock, with a dating twist.

VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google'

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.

VIDEO: Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

VIDEO: Chloe Jasmine: Trolls should get a job

Chloe Jasmine has told Newsbeat she was "gloriously unprepared" for the abuse and death threats she would receive while on the X Factor.

VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest

More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.

VIDEO: Take a look at the Dr Who video game

The BBC has produced a computer game called 'The Doctor and the Dalek', as part of the Make it Digital initiative to get more young people into computer coding.

VIDEO: Big league for gamers in Seoul

Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

A French bank allows its customers to pay people via tweets, plus other technology news

VIDEO: Will thumbprint tech mean end of PIN?

Credit and debit cards with thumb print sensors built in could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.

Tablet tennis a game-changer for WTA

The women's game looks set to change forever


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